Joby Aviation Announces Historic Manufacturing Site in Ohio
Electric air taxi manufacturing facility at the Dayton International Airport, creating 2,000 new jobs
Published: Mon Oct 30 2023
Company Name: Joby Aviation Inc.
Location: Dayton International Airport
- Country: USA
- Region: California
Industry Sector: Aerospace and Aviation
Company Profile: Joby Aviation, Inc. is a California-based transportation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing air taxi, which it intends to operate as part of a fast, quiet, and convenient service in cities around the world.
Type of Project: New Location
- Jobs committed: 2,000
- Jobs retained: 0
- Types of jobs: Advanced Manufacturing
Capital Investment: $477,500,000
Timetable: Construction is expected to begin in 2024, and the facility will come online in 2025.
Joby needed a facility capable of delivering up to 500 aircraft per year, supporting up to 2,000 jobs. The 140-acre site at the Dayton International Airport it has selected has the potential to support significant further growth over time, providing enough land to build up to 2 million square feet of manufacturing space.
"Ohio has a long, rich history in aviation, and we're proud to bring the next chapter of that story to life in the place where it all started. As one of the top states in the country for aviation manufacturing and innovation, Ohio will play an important role in the future of our industry, and we're looking forward to growing our team here. We're grateful to Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, Senator Brown, Senator Vance, Representative Turner, and the team at JobsOhio for continuing to grow Ohio's leadership in aviation and ensuring the U.S. continues to lead the way in delivering quiet, emissions-free flight."
Founder and CEO of Joby Aviation
Joby credited partnerships with JobsOhio, the Ohio Department of Development, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Dayton Development Coalition (DDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and cutting-edge organizations, including the Defense Innovation Unit, Agility Prime program, and Air Force Research Laboratory that are all based in Dayton for choosing Ohio for the project.
In addition to being home to the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence, Ohio is also equipped with the necessary airspace infrastructure for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operations, with 226 square miles of dedicated testing space for air mobility vehicles.
This landscape enables UAM vehicles to operate under Federal Aviation Administration waivers at altitudes ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 feet through Ohio's UAS Center. These crucial partnerships led Ohio to become the first state in the nation to test eVTOL beyond visual line-of-sight.
JobsOhio, Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Department of Development, Ohio Department of Transportation